March 2021 will see the United Kingdom formally leave the European Union. Leaving the EU will bring both challenges and opportunities for the UK. We will now need to forge new relationships with European countries and the rest of the world to develop trade and investment opportunities.
The UK will need to develop inward investment opportunities, develop new partnerships, new alliance and new mechanisms to drive economic and social outcomes. UK Cities will need to work closer together, be more flexible in their approach to problem solving and develop new levers to draw in investment whilst shifting from a one-size fits all mentality.
The UK is yet to fully embrace 'Smart Cities' as a concept, it is still lagging behind North America, Asia and some European Cities when it comes to the delivery of smart services, yet plans are underway to drive investment into this key area and good news is around the corner. The potential in the UK is boundless, leadership is clearly evident when we look to Bristol, Cambridge and London, yet we are seeing more and more cities including Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester investing to save long-term and transform services. Therefore Smart Cities UK is the number one event to accelerate learning and transform our country into one of the smartest nations in the world, join us on February 7th to see how!
Reasons you should attend:
- Discover the latest UK smart projects and innovations
- Discover how to gain long-term investment for your city, town or region
- Form valuable links with key decision makers and foster partnerships
- Meet with potential investors and solution providers in our expo area
- Celebrate those individuals who are leading the way within the UK at our awards ceremony
- Understand the concept of smart, what it means and how it can be utilised to drive growth, economies and social impact